Earth Day 2012

We've been celebrating earth day for quite a while now. The motto has always been reduce, reuse, and recycle. All very good advice. In honor of earth day 2012, I kept thinking to myself, how could I reduce using trees in my book marketing endeavors, and the idea came to me. Instead of passing out paper bookmarks (which I still do, but my bookmarks are multi-factorial in that they serve as my business card as well as a bookmark) for giveaways on my blog or anywhere else I am a member, why not use yarn bookmarks (my bookworm bookmarks are perfect for this).

I know I'm not recycling the yarn but they are reusable and do reduce the paper floating out around there.


So, in honor of earth day, I decided to do a drawing between now and 22nd, the actual date of earth day, both on this blog and my blog. The drawings will be an Earthworm (Woodsy) bookworm bookmark.

How to be entered in the drawings: (possibly between 17 and 20 bookworms to be given away)

1. Leave a comment on this blog from the 12th through the 22nd to be entered in the drawing. There are 11 scheduled blog postings between the 12th and 22nd, so that will be 11 drawings from comments on this blog. Each day's comments one winner will be randomly picked.
2. Leave a comment on my blog on any of the scheduled postings between the 122th and 22nd and you will be placed in the drawing. There are six scheduled posting plus a possible 2 or 3 unscheduled postings during that time frame. This means you need to stop by my blog every day to see if a new posting is up and leave a comment.
3. Leave you email addy in the comment in the format of eeldering (at) gmail (dot) com so if you are the winner you can be contacted so I can send out your bookworm.

Winners will be announced in the comment section after the winner has been contacted.


Simple to be entered, and remember if you don't win that day's drawing, there is always the next day or the day after that through the 22nd. If you are interested in the bookworms for gifts or if you don't win one, they are available on both my personal author website and my JGDS series website under the gifts tab. They are only $1.50 each plus shipping (anywhere in the United States). See you all in the postings - E :)

16 comments:

  1. Eysabeth, that's a great idea. It replaces the paper bookmark and helps save trees.

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    1. Karen,

      Trying to do my part for the environment - lol. But really they are so adorable and each one comes out a little different depending on the varigations. I'm having fun and hope I'm spreading a little happiness around. See you in the postings - E :)

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  2. What a lovely idea. I might try crocheting one myself!

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    1. I posted the pattern over on my regular blog - http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com last month or the month before. I had a lot of requests for the pattern so posted. They are very quick and easy to make. I can whip one out in about 10 minutes or less. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. - E :)

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  3. Cute bookmark. Makes nice gifts for kids too (delivered with a bit of a lesson on Earth Day or a copy of Kathy's great book).

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    1. Maggie,

      You are so right about that. The kids love them. Even the librarians and teachers love them to use as gifts. I agree that they would be a perfect pairing with a book about Earth Day or Kathy's book. Thanks for stopping by - E :)

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  4. I like the bookmarks. Where can I find directions on how to make them? Not only are they cool bookmarks, they should also provide a great project for kids to make.

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    1. Janice,

      You can find the instructions on my blog - http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com in the February postings (it is called bookworm directions). I just realized the one posted here doesn't have its eyes. At the time this picture was taken I hadn't put eyes on a good many of them - just a process you know - lol. Thanks for stopping by - E :)

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  5. Great idea! You know I celebrate Earth Day and all things green. I'm giving away free Earth Day cards for kids and adults on my blog.
    http://educationtipster.blogspot.com

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    1. Kathy, I'll have to stop by and pick one up. Thanks for commenting.

      Doing the drawing now. Will post winner in a second - E :)

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  6. Congratulations to Janice. You are the winner of the bookworm. Please email me at eeldering (at) gmail (dot) com so I can get your mailing address. - E :)

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  7. Terrific idea! Something I've never thought about. Now you given me an idea to ponder about...thanks!

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